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Poll: Biden leads among Dems in 2020 primary field

Poll: Biden leads among Dems in 2020 primary field

Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBudowsky: A Biden-McConnell state of emergency summit DC might win US House vote if it tries Inaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models MORE leads the field of potential Democratic presidential contenders, according to a new poll.

Biden is supported by 26 percent of Democrats surveyed in a Morning Consult/Politico poll. He’s followed by Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersTim Ryan says he's 'looking seriously' at running for Portman's Senate seat Bernie Sanders has been most-followed member of Congress on social media for six years This week: Senate stuck in limbo MORE (I-Vt.), who took 16 percent, and Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisInaugural poet Amanda Gorman inks deal with IMG Models Overnight Defense: Biden lifts Trump's transgender military ban | Democrats, advocates celebrate end of ban | 5,000 guardsmen staying in DC through mid-March The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - GOP senator retires MORE (D-Calif.) at 9 percent.

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While Biden hasn’t yet announced whether he will seek the Democratic nomination in 2020, he has consistently been viewed as a top-tier candidate in polls even as other high-profile Democrats, like Harris, have jumped into the contest.

Like Biden, Sanders has yet to say whether he will run, though both men are expected to announce their decisions in the coming weeks.

The Morning Consult/Politico poll showed Sen. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth WarrenTim Ryan says he's 'looking seriously' at running for Portman's Senate seat Leahy, not Roberts, to preside over impeachment trial Skepticism reigns as Biden, McConnell begin new era MORE (D-Mass.) and former Rep. Beto O’Rourke (D-Texas) tied for fourth in the survey at 6 percent, while Sens. Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandOvernight Defense: Biden lifts Trump's transgender military ban | Democrats, advocates celebrate end of ban | 5,000 guardsmen staying in DC through mid-March Democrats torn on impeachment trial timing OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: 12 removed from National Guard inauguration security | Austin backs lifting transgender ban MORE (D-N.Y.) and Amy KlobucharAmy KlobucharSenators spar over validity of Trump impeachment trial Sunday shows - Biden agenda, Trump impeachment trial dominate Klobuchar says Senate impeachment trial of former official is constitutional: 'We have precedent' MORE (D-Minn.) follow at 2 percent each among Democratic respondents.

Among Democratic women, Biden gains 2 points in his lead over Sanders – 28 percent to 14 percent. Democratic men also favored Biden over Sanders, albeit by a smaller margin – 23 percent to 19 percent.

The survey also showed a generational difference among Democratic voters. Boomers and Generation Xers picked Biden as their top choice, at 18 percent. But younger generations – Millennials and Generation Z – leaned more towards Sanders, at 19 percent and 20 percent, respectively.

The poll comes as the Democratic primary field is growing rapidly. Since Warren announced the formation of an exploratory committee on New Year’s Eve, a handful of other candidates have jumped into the race, including Gillibrand, Harris and Rep. Tulsi GabbardTulsi GabbardTulsi Gabbard blasts new House rules on gender neutral language as 'height of hypocrisy' A vaccine, a Burrito and more: 7 lighter, memorable moments from 2020 Growing number of House Republicans warm to proxy voting MORE (D-Hawaii).

The Morning Consult/Politico poll surveyed 1,996 registered voters, including 694 Democrats, online from Jan. 18-22. It has a margin of error of plus or minus 2 percentage points.